The next time you seek street-style inspiration and one-stop shopping in LA, park yourself at West 3rd Street. Spanning from La Cienega Boulevard to Fairfax Avenue, the fashion-faved district is filled with some of the best independent boutiques and eateries—all within a one-mile stretch. Whether you’re planning a retail-therapy bonding session with the girls, or an afternoon date with your S.O., this stylish street offers everything for a fashionable day of shopping in LA, from gourmet brunch at Joan’s on Third to model-designed wardrobe essentials and more. Bonus tip: There are wallet-friendly valet stations along the boulevard, saving you precious time having to feed that meter.
The Scandinavians have unlocked the secret to sleek design in architecture and DIY furniture, so it’s no surprise that Danish model-turned-designer Anine Bing effortlessly blends her homeland’s sensibilities with West Coast style. At her bright and airy LA boutique, stock up on lingerie-inspired silk camisoles that pair perfectly with boyfriend jeans, or pick up celebrity-beloved closet staples like floaty floral dresses and luscious leather jackets.
Joan’s on Third
Joan’s on Third isn’t just a trendy eatery offering a gourmet market and a menu of fresh fare—it’s also a favorite meeting and brunch spot among fashion-industry insiders, LA style bloggers, and celebrities. Time-pressed shoppers may want to beeline to the left for healthy, pre-prepped grub (like mushroom, farro, and butternut squash salads); otherwise, order from Joan’s breakfast and lunch menu at the register. Opt for the famous Short Rib Sandwich, a carnivore-pleasing concoction of decadent marinated beef, melted jack cheese, sweet red onions, and arugula between perfectly grilled slices of country white bread. Craving breakfast? Vegetarians go wild over the Egg Basket Omelette, a fantastically fluffy dish stuffed with your choice of veggie fillings, plus a delightful side of sour cream.
Concept 8366 & 1/2
Don’t think West 3rd Street is just for the ladies—there are plenty of options for the guys, too. Shopping in LA for cool menswear just got easier at the Concept 8366 & 1/2 space, a pop-up shop curated by the folks behind the popular Liberty Fairs trade show. With a new tenant every month, the boutique’s rotating roster has hosted some of the best rising menswear brands, from a futuristic sneaker company to a retro eyewear maker to dapper suiting and grooming brands and much more.
For stylish jetsetters, colorful shop Flight 001 will ensure your bags are properly packed. Here, pick up the brand’s colorful packing pouches (which artfully organize every piece of your on-the-go closet) or their TSA-approved toiletry bottles and bags. Need some international-destination inspiration to cap off your West 3rd Street adventure? Head over to Traveler’s Bookcase, where the globetrotting staff will help you discover your next fashionable vacay, no matter which continent.